Russia will deliver two Sukhoi SuperJet 100 (SSJ-100) aircraft for Thai Air Force in 2016, Minister of Industry Denis Manturov said on Wednesday, reported defense-studies.blogspot.com.
“As far as this delivery [two aircraft – TASS] is concerned, this is a contract with Thai Air Force,” the Minister said.
The project of organizing Russian aircraft supplies is a promising one, Manturov said. “We consider important to involve not merely stakeholders but a broader range of companies in it – leasing companies, banking and financial institutions,” he added.
The Sukhoi Superjet 100, is a modern fly-by-wire twin-engine regional jet with 8 (VIP) to 108 (all economy) passenger seats. With development initiated in 2000, the airliner was designed and spearheaded by Sukhoi, a division of the Russian civil aerospace company (UAC), in co-operation with several foreign partners. Its maiden flight was conducted on 19 May 2008.